How to Stimulate The Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) and Why You Should Care:
Our PNS, when activated, tells the body it's okay to slow down. It's okay to relax and not have to be prepared to take immediate action. It's literally communicates to our body to "rest & digest".
Unfortunately, for most of us, we are in a heightened state of stress the majority of our day, which keeps the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) "on", leaving us in a state of "fight-or-flight". In this state, our stress hormones release more glucose, which becomes an unused energy source. Excess glucose=spikes in blood sugar, cravings, weight gain, and irritability. Sound familiar?...
Activate PNS with THE BREATH:
10 second breath vs our typical 3 second daily breath
👉🏻Inhale for a count of 4, 1 sec pause, exhale for a count of 4, 1 sec pause. REPEAT👈🏻
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